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Rural hospitals continue to close due to staffing shortages, low reimbursement rates and declining patient numbers.
There needs to be a core group of physicians, nurses, and a supportive hospital administration to share the workload.
Already facing disparities in cities, Black people in rural areas face greater health disparities compared with their white neighbors.
Black women and their infants face higher health risks during pregnancy and childbirth.
The latest Cancer Disparities Report finds that disparities by socioeconomic status within each race are larger than disparities by race.
Cancer patients in rural areas, socioeconomically deprived areas and the South had less access to palliative care physicians.
New immunotherapies improve outcomes, but access to care and clinical trials for many still lags, notes an AACR cancer report. [VIDEO]
It’s supporting an organization that serves predominantly Black counties in the Deep South.
Awards to community organizations will enable examination of structural drivers of health.
For those living in remote areas, higher prices can put medical care further out of reach.
Designation, new research program and update to NIH mission will help ensure inclusion of people with disabilities.
Medicaid and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, covered 47% of children and 18% of adults in small towns and rural areas.
The state has the lowest proportion of teens who have received the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine.
Black women—regardless of income or education—die during pregnancy at nearly three times the rate of white women.
Plus: Watch two videos from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that explain why diversity in clinical trials is so important.
“Where you live should not impact whether you live,” said the National Comprehensive Cancer Network CEO at its policy summit.
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